What happens after the treatment?
Normally it is possible to urinate immediately after the treatment and it is therefore possible to leave the hospital on the same day. In some situation it is recommended to stay overnight at the hospital. And it is always recommended to drink water to avoid encrustations.
How long can the Memokath™ stent remain in place?
The Memokath™ stent can be left in place for several years as it is designed as a long-term solution. But there will be a follow up to secure all is well functioning
Does the stent activate security alarms in airports?
The Memokath™ stent does not activate security alarms.
Can I get a CT or MRI scan?
The Memokath™ stent is CT and MRI compatible so getting a scan is no problem.
Does the Memokath™ cause nickel allergy?
It does not cause nickel allergy as there is no nickel on the stent surface.
Is any precautions needed?
There are no precautions to take when having a Memokath™ stent. It is possible to continue daily activities shortly after the insertion.
Is there any risk of side effects or complications?
The side effects are usually very few and only minor. After the treatment it is possible to
Experience a small amount of blood in the urine for a short period of time. This is completely normal and will disappear after a few days.
Although the risk of complication is minor there is a risk of stent migration or stone formation but normally the Memokath™ stent can be repositioned or removed if necessary. And for the prostate stent retrograde ejaculation can occur but Memokath is a reversible procedure and thereby safe to insert.
After the insertion
After the treatment it is common to have a follow-up visit at the hospital.
Your urologist will arrange this.
Contact your doctor if you experience:
- Flank or abdominal pain
- Difficulties urinating
- Pain when urinating
- Symptoms of a urinary tract infection (Fewer temperature, strong urge to urinate, pain passing urine)
- Retrograde Ejaculation
- Or other not comfortable feelings.
You will get a card that explains that you have an implant. It is important to carry the card on you in case you need to see a doctor or go to the hospital.